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Competing Claims Among Argentina, Chile, and Great Britain in the Antarctic: Economic and Geopolitical Undercurrents - Treaty, Geopolitical Perspectives, U.S. Interests, Falklands Malvinas Conflict by Progressive Management
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 36,930. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » History » Latin America / General
The Antarctic continent holds a vast economic potential in both renewable and non-renewable resources. Therefore, the sovereignty of the continent, and in particular the Antarctic peninsula and Weddell Sea areas, has been a key issue between the two Southern Cone nations of Argentina and Chile for hundreds of years.
Neither Amundsen Nor Scott: Who Was Really First to the South Pole? by Mick Harney
Price: $5.70 USD. Words: 78,330. Language: British English. Published: June 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
Who was first to the South Pole? Does the question seem banal? Far from it. Of his own accomplishment, Roald Amundsen stated unequivocally: “we were not standing on the absolute spot”. Captain Robert Scott thought he had reached the Pole, but was misled by a Norwegian marker intended for another purpose. If it wasn’t Amundsen or Scott, just who was first? This book exclusively reveals the name.
The Voyage of the Whale Ship Esk in 1816 by Christopher Routledge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,060. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2016 by Long Lane Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
In 1816 William Scoresby Jr. sailed to the Arctic whaling grounds with his ship the Esk. But what should have been a routine and profitable voyage became a struggle for survival on the Arctic ice.
Understand Global Warming and Climate Change by IntroBooks
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,290. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016 by Can Akdeniz. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
The book will cover the pure core elements of global warming and basics of climate change. You will be able to learn about all the primary causes of these changes along with their impacts.
Oil Spills in Arctic Waters: An Introduction and Inventory of Research Activities and USARC Recommendations - Mitigation, Containment, Countermeasures, Cleanup and Recovery, Environmental Effects by Progressive Management
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,380. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ecology and Environment
This "white paper" is a compilation of research on oil spills in ice-covered Arctic waters and recommendations for future work. We identify research entities in governmental, nongovernmental, industrial, and private organizations, and provide an inventory of research projects.
Ordeal: Lost And Facing Death In A Remote Frozen Forest by Bob Martin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
In 1920 U.S. Navy free balloon A-5598 smashed down in a remote winter forest in northern Ontario, Canada. The three crewmen, ill-equipped to be lost in a snow-covered woodland, faced a life and death struggle against cold, hunger and exhaustion. But luck was with them. A dog and a Cree Indian each played a role in saving the balloonists. Still, the story had a distressing ending.
Hold Fast: Tom Crean with Shackleton 1913-1916 by David Hirzel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,300. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
When Shackleton’s ship was caught in the ice and crushed, 2nd officer Tom Crean faced each setback as though he did this sort of thing every day. When 28 men were forced to take to sea in three small boats, he took the helm of one of them. To save those men, he crossed the southern ocean in an open boat, to land on a barren shore and cross an unknown territory. Hold Fast follows on that journey.
Antarctic Diaries of the Heroic Era by Heather Rossiter
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,950. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Extracts from the Heroic Era Antarctic expedition diaries exemplify the immediacy and continuity of such records, qualities that are not consistently present in the other forms of recording. The diaries emerge as the most truthful, dependable and encompassing record of the Heroic Era polar experience.
The Elephant Voyage by Joan Druett
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,990. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
In the icy sub-Antarctic, six marooned seamen survive against unbelievable odds. Their rescue from remote, inhospitable, uninhabited Campbell Island is a sensation that rocks the world. But no one could have expected that the court hearings that follow would lead not just to the founding of modern search-and-rescue operations, but to the fall of a colonial government.
Sailor on Ice: Tom Crean with Scott in the Antarctic 1910-1913 by David Hirzel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,120. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
Tom Crean’s courage in the face of deadly odds his fellow Antarctic explorers. Had he weakened and failed their lives would have remained stories untold. This is the story of a common man in uncommon circumstances who met every challenge as it came with steadfast purpose. If he knew fear, he never showed it.